GOP Ohio Gov: “Joe Biden Is The President-Elect”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

After a vague statement Monday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made his thoughts on the presidential election clear: former Vice President Joe Biden won. “We need to consider the former vice president as the president-elect,” DeWine told CNN Thursday morning. “Joe Biden is the president-elect.”

Contrast that with DeWine’s statement Monday: “I congratulate Vice-President Biden,” he said. “When lawsuits have concluded and election results are certified, it is important for all Americans to honor the outcome.”

Calling Biden the president-elect might seem like a hair-splitting distinction, but it’s one few Republicans have made. DeWine was the co-chair of Trump’s re-election committee in Ohio, a state the president won by 8 percentage points in final, unofficial results.